Health Research Reveals Wild Blueberries are Good for the Gums
Everyone knows that Wild Blueberries – with their significant antioxidant and phytonutrient capacity – are a great addition to your diet. But a new study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry suggests that the polyphenols in these powerful little berries can help fight gum disease too.
A team of four scientists from the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods at the l’Université Laval in Quebec, Canada, has shown that Wild Blueberry extract can help prevent the formation of dental plaque; and their report could lead to a new natural therapy for periodontal disease.
According to a 2012 study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an astounding one out of every two American adults aged 30+ has periodontal disease. Periodontitis occurs when bacteria form biofilms or plaques on teeth, and the gums become inflamed. If left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss. But even more alarming, research has also shown that periodontal disease is associated with chronic inflammatory diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
So, bottom line, be sure to keep Wild Blueberries in your daily regimen.
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